Man injured in 100ft fall

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A MAN was taken to hospital with serious leg and back injuries after falling 100ft in Holyrood Park.

The 37-year-old is thought to have fallen from Hangman’s Rock at around 9pm on Friday.

Firefighters had to take a boat over Duddingston Loch to reach the man, who was stretchered onto the boat and then handed over to ambulance staff.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said he was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with multiple fractures.